Do trains in Paris accept the Eurail Pass ?

Hello. My friends and I will be spending time in Italy and Paris. We have a Eurail pass. What trains (if any) in Paris will accept this pass?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 12, 2017 18:45
    Hi Desalyn,

    The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover metro systems in European cities. Therefore, your pass would not be valid on the Paris Métro.

    Rail passes are also not valid on the RER commuter rail network in the Paris metro area, with the exception of RER line C. However, taking Line C of the RER would still require the use of a 'travel day' on a rail pass. It would likely not be worth it to you to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for such a short trip. To use a rail pass on Line C of the RER would also require you to retrieve something called a "contremarque voucher" from the RER ticket counter before boarding.

    If you'll be staying in Paris for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the 'Paris Pass' or the 'Paris Visite'.

    The 'Paris Pass' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the 'Paris Pass' here: http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html.

    The 'Paris Visite' just covers local transportation in Paris, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the 'Paris Visite' here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html.

    There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html.

    Various other city passes and tours for Paris can be found here: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/.
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